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Cooperative Collection Development -- CCD: Feminism & Women's History

• The School Library System (SLS) Cooperative Collection Development Plan is developed as part of the resource sharing component of the plan of service.

About This Collection

feminist power iconThis collection is for everyone in New York, and includes the following:

  • Materials about feminism and women's history
  • Resources on contemporary and historical feminist issues and women's history
  • Services for librarians who would like to add more materials on feminism and women's history to their own collections

How This Collection Is Used at MS 51

Non-Compliant Logo from Bitch Planet comicStudents at MS 51 are extremely avid readers and we have many student activists working through our student government, Stand for the Silent clubs, and GLAM, our gay-straight alliance. Our social studies curriculum and our 8th grade "Reading for Social Justice" ELA curriculum use the collection at various points in the year to support their study of global and US history and social issues affecting our community. The collection has given us an entry point to partner with feminist organizations such as League of Women Voters NYC. 

Highlighted Titles from Our Collection

Digital Public Library Primary Source Sets

PBS Learning Media Resources

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Feminism News Feed

Fresh news articles daily from Gale Academic OneFile.

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Melissa Ahart
MS 51 William Alexander Middle School
350 5th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-369-7603 x. 3331

Resources from Our Collection

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2018 Open House

Feminism & Herstory at MS 51 open house flyer
CCD collection set up for our open house
What Is Feminism? book display
US Suffrage and the History of Women in American
Reshma Patel from League of Women Voters speaks

Related MyLibraryNYC Teacher Sets

Educators participating in MyLibraryNYC may borrow Teacher Sets related to feminism and women's history to .  A link to the borrowing page is below, but here is a list of the related Teacher Sets:

  • Picture Book Biographies - Women's History (Set III) with DVD (Grades 0-3)
  • Women's History - Biographies (Grades 4 & 5)
  • Women's History with DVD (Grades 4-8)
  • Women's History (Grades 6-12)
  • Women's History (Grades 9-12)
  • Women of Science (Grades 8-12)
  • Audacity by Melanie Crowder 10-copy set
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson 10-copy set
  • The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood 10-copy set
  • Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly 10=copy set with DVD
  • I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai 10-copy set
  • Julia Alvarez Assorted Set (Grades 9-12)
  • Radioactive! How Irene Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World by Winifred Conkling 10-copy set

Feminist Organizations in NYC

Feminist Google

Use our Google Custom Search to look up feminist issues, history, and terms and get results from a variety of feminist websites. 

New York Heritage Digital Collections

Women & the American Story Curriculum

Women and the American Story

Over the last half-century, scholars have brought more and more of their stories into the foreground. The New-York Historical Society’s Center for Women’s History continues and expands on this essential work as the nation’s first permanent public exhibition and educational center dedicated to women’s history. Women & the American Story, or WAMS for short, is the educators’ companion to the Center for Women’s History, addressing a difficulty that teachers have long encountered in their classrooms: the scarcity of material to bring women’s stories into the mainstream history curriculum. Units are being added through 2021!

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